Impact on communities
Wärtsilä aims to contribute towards the well-being of local communities in which the company is present. This can be reached e.g. by creating employment, by paying taxes and social dues, by providing training and education to employees, by co-operating with local stakeholders and by supporting local development.
The guiding principle of Wärtsilä's Code of Conduct is to promote openness and good interaction with its stakeholders locally. This applies as much to the families of personnel, our neighbours, educational institutions and the media, as to local authorities and officials. The methods used towards this end include Open Door days, press briefings, and different modes of communication for different target groups.
Wärtsilä's impact on employment, on the public sector and the company's activities for charitable purposes are described in the Economic Performance section of this report. Read more about Wärtsilä's concrete actions in the Creating value in local communities case.
Measures to evaluate the impacts on local communities in conjunction with operational changes of Wärtsilä subsidiaries are determined case by case.